Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006

Today’s reading

Philippians 1:3-7

“For all of you share in God’s grace with me” (Phil. 1:7).


I sat with a soul the other day, Dear Friend, truly a soul. He told me of watching the sun rise after being awake all night, caring for a family in the hospital. Even on this gray day I can see the image. Orange and yellow, purple with praise, a confident and insistent sun filled the 10th floor windows from beneath the horizon, carrying souls into a new day after an intense night of sorrow and care.

Despite Earth’s weary sadness, the sunrise transfused hearts with a hope whose source was far greater than the turning of the Earth on its ancient axis. The light was revelation of a grace that invites us forward to see what will be: “Come and see,” you say, Gracious One. “Do not fear. For whatever else will be, I will be. I am the Living One. I will be surrounding and engulfing, bathing you with the insistence of the new morning.”

We sat and listened not only to his story, but to you, who have taught us to love, and to love you most of all. Without knowing what was happening or where we were going, we entered a holy communion in the love whom you are, a graced unity in your life, a joy you grant just as certainly as you give the morning. This communion in your love is your gift and more: It is the future into which you draw all things. May we taste the harvest of your future even now, and especially in hearts with whom we share your life. Amen.

Pr. David L. Miller
Dean of the Chapel, Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation

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